The Madera Winds Quintet is thrilled to return to the Brubeck Room at Wilton Library after a much too long pandemic hiatus presenting a program entitled “Name That Tune” which will honor one of the wind quintet's favorite music arrangers, Wilford (“Bill”) Holcomb (1924-2010). Please join us and “Name the Tunes” from Singin’ in the Rain, the Wizard of Oz, Porgy and Bess, and Fiddler on the Roof.
No charge. Registration
strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 to be
guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted
after 3:50 if space is available. To register, please sign up online or
phone 203-762-6334. For information, contact email@example.com.
Bill Holcomb was a fabulous flutist, having studied at the Juilliard School but also having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in musicology. He performed with the Tommy Dorsey big band as well as with Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians, arranging much of their music. Wind quintets love Bill’s clever arrangements of familiar tunes from Broadway musicals, movies, Souza marches, Christmas and Hanukkah songs, and big band melodies.
The members of Madera Winds include: Kerry Walker, WCSU professor of Flute whose CD 'American Chamber Works for Flute' was recently released on Centaur; Ralph Kirmser, Oboist, is a founding member of Madera who plays in a variety of chamber settings including Morningside Wind Quintet and the Bennington Chamber Music Conference in Vermont where he has served on its board of trustees; Janet Atherton, also founding member of Madera Winds, is a member of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra and recently retired instrumental teacher with Greenwich Public Schools; Rosemary Dellinger played Principal Bassoon for four years with La Orquesta Sinfonica de Maracaibo, Venezuela and currently plays with the American Chamber Orchestra and the St. Thomas Orchestra; Marjorie Seymour Callaghan is WCSU professor of Horn and freelances in many of the local New York and Connecticut orchestras including the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra as clinician and lecturer and she has maintained a private horn studio since 1984.